Francis Timlin wrote:
Gia Kourlas interviews POB etoile Aurelie Dupont for Time Out New York.Time Out New York
Backtracking somewhat. Interesting and enjoyable interview with Aurelie Dupont. Thanks, Francis.
Among other things, as a child she lived an enjoyable two years in Bethesda, Maryland with her parents, she'd love to retire to New York City and even though her suggestion for an appearance with ABT didn't materialize she wouldn't mind coaching there after her retirement.
"So I thought, Okay, now I’m dancing only technical ballet and technical variations, and I didn’t want to do this anymore. And when I met Pina Bausch, she felt this in my dancing, and she told me once, “Okay, you’re a very tough woman, you’re a very tough dancer, but I’m sure you’re very sensitive, and that’s why I chose you, and I want you to show me this. Because your strength, your force—I don’t care. I want to see your heart.” So I thought, Okay. She’s coming now, and it’s the perfect time for me to change; because of her, I changed."